Rowena Abbey


Rowena Abbey was appointed as Chair of RDA Southern Inland in January 2021.   Rowena Abbey has over 35 years’ experience in finance, risk management, governance and leadership in various industries in both the public and private sectors.

Sue Whelan, OAM

Deputy Chair

Sue Whelan served as a Councillor on Queanbeyan City Council for many years. Sue has served as Deputy Mayor, most recently September 2008 til September 2011. Sue is Chair of Council’s Heritage Committee and Chair of the Queanbeyan/Palerang Library Committee.

John Bell

Board Member

Until early 2020, John Bell was the General Manager of the Upper Lachlan Shire Council based at Crookwell. John worked in local government for over 40 years, working with a number of local government authorities, that all fell, coincidentally, within the current Southern Inland RDA area footprint.

Terry Oakes-Ash OAM, FAICD, FIQ

Board Member

As a civil engineer, Terry has had wide ranging managerial experience, with extensive knowledge of the construction materials industry in Australia ,South East Asia and the USA.

Jenny Calkin

Board Member

Jenny Calkin is an economist with more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of strategic tourism planning and marketing, business advice and government liaison for tourism projects. She has had extensive experience at local, state, federal and international levels of government and of industry.

Mark Bradbury

Board Member

Mark Bradbury is a solicitor, establishing Mark Bradbury Legal at the beginning of 2014 in Goulburn.Having served on the School Council of Hurlstone Agricultural High School between 2002 and 2005, Mark is also presently a Board Member of Southern Tablelands Arts and has been the President of the Goulburn Chamber of Commerce since April 2017.

Contact us

Phone02 4822 6397


Shop 5, Central Arcade
158-162 Auburn Street
Goulburn NSW 2580

RDA Southern Inland
PO Box 775
Goulburn NSW 2580